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How to Care For Your New Dental Implants

Considering restoring your smile with dental implants? Dental implants are, by far, one of the most popular and reliable methods used to replace missing teeth. While they are designed to last a lifetime, there are certain steps you need to take as well, however, to ensure that your investment is well-taken care of. Here’s what you need to do to make sure your recovery process goes smoothly:

Keep your mouth clean

There’s a small hack to this! An easy way to make sure you’re free of any lingering bacteria is to gently hold saline water in your mouth. Saline water is commonly used to treat wounds so this is a great method to incorporate into your routine. Avoid aggressively swishing the water around in your mouth, however, as this can damage the surgical site.

Stay away from hot foods & beverages

We recommend avoiding any hot foods and drinks in particular because your gums are going to be more sensitive for a certain period of time. This increased sensitivity can give way to irritation and added stress if you consume the wrong things. Make it a point to drink more cool water for pain relief during this time.

Avoid brushing too hard

Regular brushing is still a MUST to ensure your oral hygiene is in tiptop shape. Brush with care while avoiding the surgical site in the first couple of days, however, and avoid pressing down too hard. Switch to a soft bristled toothbrush instead.

Eat soft foods

You’ll find it difficult to chew solid foods in the initial days following the surgery. Instead, start with soft foods until you can move your jaws as you normally would. Then, gradually start adding solid meals to your diet.

SDG guarantees thorough guidance when you come to us for dental treatments and concerns. If you want your dental implant recovery to go as smoothly as possible, call us today!